Sunday, October 3, 2010
Autoroute Douze, France
I'm not really sure what the French call suburban sprawl. I'm sure it sounds pretty sophisticated, though. According to Google Translator, it is l'étalement urbain. That doesn't sound so bad.
The thing is, I didn't really expect to see signs of sprawl when driving through France. Stupid American. They've got it all. Strip malls, office parks, cul de sacs (French, no?), and McDonalds.
Here are some pictures that could've been taken on Highway 12 in Starkville (except for the obvious language thing). I can't believe I actually got a gas station in one of the pics. It must've been the only one within 300 miles.